Papua New Guinea Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Papua New Guinea population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Papua New Guinea in 2022 is 21.91 people per square kilometer, a 1.94% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2021 was 21.50 people per square kilometer, a 2.05% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2020 was 21.06 people per square kilometer, a 2.17% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2019 was 20.62 people per square kilometer, a 2.29% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,156.84
Micronesia 770.02
India 431.11
Philippines 385.20
Sri Lanka 332.76
El Salvador 301.16
Vietnam 296.43
Pakistan 296.23
Sao Tome and Principe 236.85
Nigeria 236.58
Kiribati 162.01
Cabo Verde 147.18
Indonesia 143.73
Ghana 140.34
Egypt 110.83
Moldova 96.69
Kenya 93.09
Honduras 92.74
Cambodia 92.62
Timor-Leste 90.20
Morocco 83.88
Myanmar 80.08
Uzbekistan 77.13
Lesotho 75.95
Tunisia 75.52
Eswatini 69.22
Ukraine 65.78
Cameroon 58.71
Georgia 53.72
Nicaragua 53.30
Djibouti 48.31
Angola 28.55
Vanuatu 26.80
Zambia 26.60
Sudan 25.28
Solomon Islands 25.06
Papua New Guinea 21.91
Bhutan 20.38
Republic of Congo 17.46
Bolivia 11.13
Mauritania 4.60
Mongolia 2.17
Papua New Guinea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 21.91 1.94%
2021 21.50 2.05%
2020 21.06 2.17%
2019 20.62 2.29%
2018 20.16 2.35%
2017 19.69 2.42%
2016 19.23 2.50%
2015 18.76 2.58%
2014 18.29 2.65%
2013 17.82 2.73%
2012 17.34 2.82%
2011 16.87 2.95%
2010 16.38 3.05%
2009 15.90 3.09%
2008 15.42 3.13%
2007 14.95 3.17%
2006 14.49 3.22%
2005 14.04 3.27%
2004 13.60 3.32%
2003 13.16 3.37%
2002 12.73 3.41%
2001 12.31 3.45%
2000 11.90 3.51%
1999 11.50 3.55%
1998 11.10 3.60%
1997 10.72 3.65%
1996 10.34 3.67%
1995 9.97 3.70%
1994 9.62 3.73%
1993 9.27 3.75%
1992 8.94 3.65%
1991 8.62 3.26%
1990 8.35 2.68%
1989 8.13 2.30%
1988 7.95 2.20%
1987 7.78 2.20%
1986 7.61 2.19%
1985 7.45 2.17%
1984 7.29 2.14%
1983 7.14 2.11%
1982 6.99 2.09%
1981 6.85 2.07%
1980 6.71 2.07%
1979 6.57 2.09%
1978 6.44 2.13%
1977 6.30 2.16%
1976 6.17 2.20%
1975 6.04 2.24%
1974 5.91 2.29%
1973 5.77 2.35%
1972 5.64 2.41%
1971 5.51 2.42%
1970 5.38 2.39%
1969 5.25 2.34%
1968 5.13 2.27%
1967 5.02 2.25%
1966 4.91 2.22%
1965 4.80 2.15%
1964 4.70 2.17%
1963 4.60 2.24%
1962 4.50 2.30%
1961 4.40 2.52%
1960 4.29 2.72%
1959 4.18 2.74%
1958 4.07 2.76%
1957 3.96 2.75%
1956 3.85 2.72%
1955 3.75 2.64%
1954 3.65 2.56%
1953 3.56 2.46%
1952 3.48 2.18%
1951 3.40 2.03%
1950 3.33 0.00%